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ElasticSearch-Hadoop: Indexing product views count and customer top search query from Hadoop to ElasticSearch

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This post covers to use ElasticSearch-Hadoop to read data from Hadoop system and index that in ElasticSearch. The functionality it covers is to index product views count and top search query per customer in last n number of days. The analyzed data can further be used on website to display customer recently viewed, product views count and top search query string. ...

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GitHub vs. Bitbucket: It’s More Than Just Features

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Let’s go back to 2005 when Bitkeeper, host of the Linux kernel project back then, pulled the trigger and changed its core policies around pricing. The kernel’s license was an especially thorny issue after a free Bitkeeper clone was created by Andrew Tridgell – a key figure in the open-source community. Linus Torvalds didn’t like how the whole thing unfolded ...

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How to build Java based cloud application

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Recently, we were tasked to develop a SAAS application for big data analysis. To do data mining, the system need to store multi billion public posts in the database and run the classification process on them. Classification in our context is a slow, resource intensive and painful process to assign a topic or sentiment to any record in the database. ...

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Why use SerialVersionUID inside Serializable class in Java

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Serialization and SerialVersionUID is always remains a puzzle for many Java developers. I often see questions like what is this SerialVersionUID, or what will happen if I don’t declare SerialVersionUID in my Serializable class? Apart from complexity involved and rare use, one more reason of these questions is Eclipse IDE’s warning against absence of SerialVersionUID e.g.“The Serializable class Customer does ...

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MySQL Transaction Isolation Levels and Locks

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Recently, an application that my team was working on encountered problems with a MySQL deadlock situation and it took us some time to figure out the reasons behind it. This application that we deployed was running on a 2-node cluster and they both are connected to an AWS MySQL database. The MySQL db tables are mostly based on InnoDB which ...

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See Your Solr Cache Sizes: Eclipse Memory Analyzer

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Solr uses different caches to prevent too much IO access and calculations during requests. When indexing doesn’t happen too frequently you can get huge performance gains by employing those caches. Depending on the structure of your index data and the size of the caches they can become rather large and use a substantial part of your heap memory. In this ...

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Integration Tests for External Services

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Our systems often depend on 3rd party services (They may even be services internal to the company that we have no control on). Such services include Social Networks exposing APIs, SaaS with APIs like Salesforce, Authentication providers, or any system that our system communicates with, but is outside our product lifecycle. In regular integration tests, we would have an integration ...

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Writing Clean Tests – Beware of Magic

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It is pretty hard to figure out a good definition for clean code because everyone of us has our own definition for the word clean. However, there is one definition which seems to be universal: Clean code is easy to read. This might come as a surprise to some of you, but I think that this definition applies to test ...

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Step by Step Web Service guide

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To learn more on web services let’s first understand the concept of the service oriented architecture.   What is Service Oriented Architecture? Service Oriented Architecture is a software design principle and architectural design pattern to represent self contained unit of functionalities called service. SOA promotes design principles involving loose coupling, reusablility and coarse grained services. In Enterprise Architecture terms SOA ...

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